Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,522,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 636,150

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13110 records found.